HomeCareDirect were kindly invited to this year’s Headway National Conference “The Way Ahead” held at the Yarnfield Park training and conference centre in Staffordshire at the beginning of July, so in this issue we concentrate on that great event.

Over the last year the independent charity Together is Better has been delivering a series of workshops to Headway UK providing information on personal health budgets and the ever evolving world of personalisation.

Headway felt that the conference would be a great opportunity to get the message about personal health budgets to a large number of their members.

Headway is a UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields. The conference ran from Friday 1st July through to Sunday 3rd July concluding with the AGM on Sunday morning.

The Headway National Conference “The Way Ahead” is the main event at which members, service users, survivors, carers, volunteers, and staff from Headway groups and branches get together to learn, and share information and network with others.

Thanks to the support of Headway in inviting us to attend and promote personalisation, the weekend gave HomeCareDirect a great opportunity to promote personal health budgets and the benefits of third party choices to well over 300 attendees.